Connell Smith


Connell Smith is a reporter with CBC in Saint John. He can be reached at 632-7726

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Elections NB considered removing 'technically challenged' Saint John Harbour returning officer

New Brunswick's chief electoral officer considered removing the Saint John Harbour returning officer about two weeks before the provincial election, a court challenge of the Sept. 24 results heard Tuesday.

Elections NB official testifies at court challenge of Saint John Harbour vote

Nine months after the provincial election, a court challenge of the results in the Saint John Harbour riding got underway Monday.

Demolition of dilapidated former Saint John motel stalls in midst of legal battle

The City of Saint John plans to demolish a dilapidated former motel building have stalled in the midst of a seven-year legal fight over ownership of the Rothesay Avenue property.

Make-believe lama Lobsang Rampa's Saint John year

He was a Tibetan lama, a bestselling author, and — to his many critics — a complete fraud. And Tuesday Lobsang Rampa may have been running from those critics when he moved to Saint John in 1969.

Aquaculture company shows off new offices in restored former synagogue

Aquaculture company Cooke Inc. is not revealing the full cost of the addition to the company's new uptown Saint John headquarters.

East Point Shopping in Saint John going residential

After 10 years of trying to fill its sprawling east Saint John retail complex, Horizon Management, owners of East Point Shopping, is going residential.

UNBSJ hoping to move MBA program to city's uptown

The University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus is hoping to move its master of business administration students into a seldom-used building in the city's uptown, says outgoing president Eddy Campbell.

Jobs training centre for adults with disabilities calls for new crosswalk

A job training centre for disabled Saint John area adults is asking the city for a crosswalk amid claims there have been near-misses outside the Grandview Avenue facility.

Council coughs up $112K to keep Sea Dogs from leaving Saint John

The Saint John Sea Dogs will remain in the city for another five years thanks to a new lease agreement with Harbour Station.

Contaminated silt at Market Slip causes headaches for Saint John

The City of Saint John is scrambling to make arrangements for visiting boaters this summer after a plan to dredge contaminated soil at Market Slip fell through.

West Saint John residents' water lawsuit against city gets green light from court

A court in Saint John has given the go-ahead to a class-action lawsuit launched over changes to the city's west side water system.

DFO rolls out new plan to bring back 'wild' Atlantic salmon stocks

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has rolled out a new three-year plan to conserve and bring back wild Atlantic salmon.

Sleep-shattering train whistles drive Saint John neighbours to action

Paul Brown says he's been awakened many times in the night by the horn blasts from trains approaching Saint John's Douglas Avenue street crossing. Now he's asking the city to push for an end to the use of train horns at the intersection.

Saint John gets climate change money to move infrastructure to higher ground

The federal government has approved funding to repair or move critical Saint John infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels and floods associated with climate change.

Saint John council weighs in on AIM operating licence renewal

Saint John council is intervening in the licence renewal process for American Iron and Metal's scrap recycling operation on the city's waterfront.